Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A letter from Wales

We have got some friends in Wales and they sent us a letter to say thank you for some cards we sent them.  In the letter they told us about the longest train station name in the world.  It's the name of a station in Wales and the word is Welsh.  Here it is:


Our friends said that not many people know how to say it and we saw this as a challenge.  We are going to use the video below to practice saying it and see if we can learn to say it.  Can you say it?

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

We have been reading The Invention of Hugo Cabret this term.  While we were reading it we discovered that one of the characters, Georges Melies, was a real person.  We had lots of questions about him so Kenneth did some research and he has created a doc with some information on Georges.  Here is his finished research:

Georges Melies full name is Marie Georges-Jean Melies. He was a french illusionist filmmaker famous for  leading many technical and narrative developments in earliest days of cinema
Born: December 8, 1861.
Died: January 21, 1938.
Children: Andre Melies, Georgette Melies.
Siblings: Goston Melies and Henri Melies.  
Georges Melies was one of the best magicians in Paris he has made 5554 movies in 6 weeks.  

Here is one of Georges' most famous movies - A Trip to the Moon.